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Conveyancing in Eccleshall Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 13/07/17

Pertinent local Eccleshall travel and services information

The closest station to Eccleshall is Norton Bridge, about 3 miles away and the closest airport to Eccleshall is Wolverhampton Business Airport Airport (24 miles).

St Georges Stafford is a nearby hospital to Eccleshall.

Q.

I need an affordable conveyancing estimate. Can you assist?

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Both high-street and online property lawyers offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing', however additional fees may inflate the final invoice. Homeward Legal quotes are not estimates, and offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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What type of checks into the risk of flooding to properties in Staffordshire will my property solicitor in Eccleshall conduct?

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A vital step in the legal due diligence process of buying a property involves the conveyancing lawyer applying for conveyancing and environmental searches that set out detail about the potential Eccleshall area flood risk. As an additional measure, a conveyancing solicitor in Eccleshall may propose a substantially more detailed flood search.

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What will a Eccleshall property solicitor advise if the flat is in a conservation area in Stafford local authority which has unbecoming dormer windows fitted to it?

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Stafford planning authority enquiries carried out by a property lawyer will check the existence of suitable authorisation for additions to the property.

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Property lawyers in Eccleshall order standard property when acting for a purchase client, but which particular searches?

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When you are taking out a mortgage the lender will expect a solicitor to get at least specific searches, including - Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW) and Environment Search as well as any specific local searches for example Official Search of Whole with Priority (OS1).

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The lender will be Virgin Money - what do I need to be aware of?

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Recently, a number of lenders have limited the number of solicitors who can act for them. We can act on behalf of the vast majority of lenders to ensure that you will not need to pay an additional fee for your lender's solicitor.

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Are buyers frequently gazumped in Eccleshall?

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Gazumping describes when a property seller accepts an offer, only to reject it in favour of a higher offer. Although being gazumped is less common in a declining market, there will always be a danger. Instructing a conveyancing solicitor as soon as possible should help to mitigate this risk.

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If I plan to buy near Eccleshall, in the parish of Stafford St Mary, do we need a chancel search?

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Regardless of the Eccleshall parish you are purchasing in, the lawyer may suggest that a chancel search be ordered. Chancel repair may be imposed on the current owners of a residence where parish councils may have spared previous owners or tenants. Even if liability is unlikely, indemnity insurance is a sensible precaution.

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Our estate agent in Bampton has suggested a law firm who they generally use. Is it risky to use this firm?

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It is not uncommon for estate agents to recommend a solicitors firm. These referrals need to be considered carefully, as an agent may choose the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not the best value for you.

 
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